5.5 Meter (18 Feet) Giant Oarfish Found Dead

Giant oarfish found couple of meters off the shore surprised the passers by. On the shore of Santa Catalina Island, California, USA, a family was hiking when they saw this 5.5 meters (18 Feet) giant oarfish dead.  Sixteen volunteers were able to carry this oarfish to the beach and lifted it for this snapshot.

Source: dunya.milliyet.com.tr/

Source: dunya.milliyet.com.tr/

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Oarfish  looks like a moray eel. The longest member of the Oarfish is the Giant Oarfish (Regalecus glesne). It is the longest bony fish and can be up to 17 meters (56 feet). Because they surface when they are sick or dying, these giants can be seen near such open beaches.

References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oarfish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_oarfish

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